Dylan McGrath, EETimes
1/19/2017 00:01 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO—The future of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s support of key semiconductor industry R&D in upstate New York has come into question following the resignation and arrest of the university’s CEO last fall and the disintegration of two high-profile projects.
Last month, AMS, a developer of analog/mixed-signal ICs and sensors, withdrew from a $2 billion fab project in upstate New York. That fab was to be built with and leased from the state of New York, with SUNY Polytechnic—short for State University of New York Polytechnic Institute—slated to work with AMS to build, staff and operate the facility.
Earlier this month, a SUNY Polytechnic faculty member confirmed that a $500 million R&D project with Globalfoundries Inc. to accelerate the introduction of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, “never really got off the ground.”
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